Chickens

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Lets talk animals

When you live a sustainable life it often means that you will have animals. I have several some pets some workers “like chickens the can work the ground for you” and some are just good old food. Here are some pictures to show some i will update later when i can get proper pins set up.  

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My Journey

   I am building this blog to share my journey on the path to a more sustainable life. I live in a high desert climate and I am on the outskirts of a fairly small town, My plan is to share all the steps from building fixing and setting up systems to help sustain the life me and the family aim for. If you have any requests of things for me to try my email[…]

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Dogs in the heat.

                                                         Don’t forget the dogs.    The heat wave is coming and its time take extra care with the animals. Make sure everyone has lots of water, shade, and good ventilation. don’t forget the dogs while most dogs don’t provide us with food for the most part with[…]

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The pigs get a bigger pen.

I moved the pigs to a bigger pen now that they are getting bigger they needed a bit more space. I also described a little how to build a pig pen. I can go into more detail in a later post.

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Finished the chicken tractor …. well for the most part.

Chicken tractor. How to build a chicken tractor, with salvaged materials very cheap and effective plus it is good to recycle.I still may cover the run area with shade cloth due to the extreme heat in the summers let me know what you guys think.

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Chicken tractor

I was able to salvage a shipping crate from a local retailer so I thought………. Chicken tractor. What is a chicken tractor you ask? Well it is a small light weight pin for your chickens that will keep them protected and give you the ability to move them around your property so they can work the land. Here is a picture of the one I started.

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Chicken coop from scrap lumber

I had a bunch of wood laying around so I wanted to add another chicken coop this is it so far.

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How much food is enough

I was thinking today of the food that I am able to provide for my family, beef ,pork, fruits, veggies, all from growing our own. Then I realized that we still make weekly trips the the market. I wonder if we will ever be able to sustain ourselves enough to not need to go shopping but it seems there is always something we want that we don’t produce. Maybe this is just human nature, you[…]

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Off grid power

I would like to go off grid….. But there are to many reasons to keep tied to the grid, like four kids and a wife that would all be very upset if I turned off the juice. Lets face it with the world we live in electricity has become a staple video games, TV, movies, web surfing the list goes on and on. Not to mention air conditioning, there is no way to keep a[…]

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